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  • White House says Obama has authority he needs to take action against Islamic State group

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House says Obama has authority he needs to take action against Islamic State group.

  • Congress considers review of police military gear

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government programs to help local police agencies obtain military-grade equipment evolved in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but more than a decade later lawmakers are questioning why smalltown police departments need armored vehicles, automatic weapons and...

  • Sen. Reid calls for apology for plantation remark

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he wants an apology from a GOP House member and Senate candidate who said that Reid "runs the Senate like a plantation." Reid, D-Nev., told reporters that the comment by congressman Bill Cassidy of Louisiana was "insensitive, very...

  • Biden: Domestic violence a stain on US character

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says violence against women is the ugliest form of violence there is. He's calling it a stain on America's national character that must be exposed and eliminated. Biden is speaking out at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against...

  • Veterans Watchdog: VA managers lied about delays

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to federal investigators about scheduling practices and other issues, the department's inspector general said Tuesday. Richard Griffin, the VA's acting inspector general, said his office is investigating...

  • GOP leader wants Obama to seek Hill OK for strike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Republican says President Barack Obama should seek congressional approval for whatever he decides to do against Islamic State militants. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Tuesday that seeking congressional approval would be good for the...

  • US airstrikes in Iraq hit Islamic State vehicles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it launched five more airstrikes in support of Iraqi government troops and Sunni tribesmen protecting the Haditha Dam against fighters of the Islamic State group that controls parts of northern and western Iraq. Central Command says that a combination of...

  • Boehner: Awaiting Obama strategy against militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that Islamic State militants pose a serious threat that must be dealt with in Iraq, Syria or wherever they exist as he pressed President Barack Obama to spell out the U.S. strategy to destroy the militants. "I think we need to be going...

  • College savings on the rise as plans average $20K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount wouldn't come close to getting a person a degree. In a report released Tuesday, the College Savings Plans Network found that the average college savings or prepaid...

  • Senator: US must take on Islamic State militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says it's critically important that the United States strongly confront the insurgent Islamic State organization. The New York Democrat tells MSNBC she knows that won't be easy. Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, concedes many...



From the Weekly Standard

  • A Conversation With Peter Thiel

    Peter Thiel, the author of  Zero to One, Notes on StartUps, or How to Build the Future , is on the latest episode of Conversations with Bill Kristol :

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  • Where Does Rand Stand?

    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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  • ‘American Leadership at Its Best’

    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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